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ENG 115 - General Literature

Credits: 3
3 Lecture Hours

Prerequisites: ENG 101  

This is a survey course which examines selected poetry, drama and fiction. Principles of literary criticism are introduced. This course is for students who want an overview of literary works.

Learning Outcomes
Upon successful completion of the course, the student will:

  1. List and define traditional literary forms and genres and their key characteristics.
  2. Recognize and explain both stated and implied meanings in literature selections.
  3. Recognize and explain the themes and motifs in literature selections.
  4. Use literary terminology appropriately.
  5. Draft, edit and revise an analytical essay upon a literary topic.
  6. Draw inferences from literature selections and motifs that help relate the literature to personal or social experience.
  7. Identify standard approaches to literary criticism, explain the essential differences among them and apply select approaches to literary works.
Listed Topics
  1. Introduction to the elements of fiction
  2. Introduction to the elements of poetry
  3. Introduction to the elements of dramatic literature
  4. Literary terminology
  5. Basic principles of literary criticism
  6. Application of critical thinking and analytical skills in written and oral exercises
Reference Materials
Current recognized texts, handouts, videos, study sheets, Internet resources and multi-media.
Approved By: Sutin, Stewart Date Approved: 12/13/2006

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